When you’re facing a parole violations charge, it is very important to hire a NYC attorney with parole violations experience!
A common misconception is that an individual feels their misdemeanor case is going to be dismissed, and therefore their parole officer won’t care they violated parole. This is not the case. Even if your criminal case is dismissed and sealed, you can still be charged with violating your parole terms.
Under state law, the government must prove its case “beyond reasonable doubt.” Under parole law, the standard is much less and only requires “preponderance of the evidence.”
If you are charged with a parole violation, you can be subjected to different degrees of punishment depending on the severity of your violation and several other factors.
To speak with a NYC parole violations attorney, contact Paul D. Petrus, Jr. to schedule a free initial consultation.